Four Rooms Hits Winnipeg: What's in Your Closet?


By: Erika Monckton, Four Rooms Researcher

On Saturday, June 22nd the FOUR ROOMS cross-Canada audition tour landed in Winnipeg at CBC’s Manitoba headquarters. Over 60 Manitobans came out and brought some amazing items.

While many people pulled out objects from the back of their closets, some items came from very cool places. For example, some people brought items they had found in landfills, at garage sales and even in their neighbour’s garbage cans.

While some of the items were smaller, others required re-assembly at our audition. We watched in awe as a seller put together a George III Grandfather Clock from the late 18th century, proving that no item, big or small, will be overlooked by our team.

As always, we asked our potential sellers what they would do if their items were sold, and their answers were as intriguing and compelling as the sellers themselves. Some said they would use the money to pay off debts, while others hoped to donate the money to a favourite charity or cause. Our youngest seller hoped to use the money to fund a football career at the University of Manitoba.

Along with our open auditions we also visited the community. We checked out Mike’s General Store and The Forks Market. We met some great people with some really interesting stuff.

While the FOUR ROOMS team would like to thank everyone who came out to audition, the day would not have been possible without the help of the friendly staff at CBC Manitoba. We would like to especially thank Patti Glesby for all her help!

As the cross-Canada search continues we look forward to seeing more and more pieces of Canadiana and world history. Look for us next in North Hatley and Toronto on July 6th! Find out more!